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2238894 - Selectively Hiding MDF translations


When we want to hide certain language translations from the Metadata Framework objects (MDF), we can do this via an object definition called "Translations" /GOLocalizedData.

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Metadata Framework


Employee Central


Prerequisite: RBP access enabled for MDF objects view, edit and delete.


Go to Admin Center-> Configure Object Definitions-> Select Object Definition -> Translations -> Take Action on top right corner -> select Make correction.

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What is MDF object translation? How to find out which translations are enabled?

Go to Admin Center -> Manage Data, select any MDF object, for example Message Definitions -> click on Globe symbol beside text field.

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We have below enabled translations and we can remove French (Canada).

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To remove go back to Object Definition of Translations -> Make correction -> Navigate to fr_CA and to selectively disabling language translations, please click on Details link.

You can see all the locale/ language for MDF translations available here. Please note that these languages need to be already enabled at provisioning (backend).

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Make the visiblity set as Not Visible.

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You can go back to Manage data-> Message Definition and veify the translations by cliking on Globe icon. French (Canada) is now not visible.



Metadata Framework MDF Translations Employee Central , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-MDF , MDF & EC2MDF Migration , Problem


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